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Ms. Joy Lafayette

English Language Arts (ELA)

Team 7B

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ELA Mission Statement

English Language Arts (ELA) integrates reading and writing through a balanced literacy approach. Such a program engages students in meaningful and purposeful reading and writing experiences on a daily basis. My goal is to help each student learn to value reading and writing; becoming a self-confident reader, writer and thinker who is able to share ideas with others.

Reading Component for ELA

  • Reading Comprehension Strategies and Skills
  • Thematic Units
  • Core Novels: Chains and The Giver
  • Independent Reading and Book Club
  • Vocabulary/Word Study Investigations
  • PARCC Prep

Writing Component for ELA

  • Personal Narrative
  • Literary Analysis
  • Argument/Commentary
  • Explanatory
  • Reflective
  • Expository/Research
  • Prose Constructed Response
  • Word Study/Latin Roots Investigations
  • Grammar